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Massachusetts Looking for a Few Good Proposals

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The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for General Consulting Services (No. 2010-MBI-01). The goal is to pre-qualify firms to provide consulting services to support the goals, activities, and work products of the MBI.

Companies may respond to one or more of the following categories as defined in the RFP:

  • Broadband industry expertise
  • Information, research, and financial analysis
  • Procurement development
  • Project management
  • Community outreach and event planning, and
  • Geographic Information Systems

Consultancy firms have a very short window of opportunity in which to send in their questions and other inquiries, by October 2. The institute will respond to all the enquiries by October 6. The procedure will be completed by end of November. More information can be obtained at:

To fulfill its mission, the MBI will be undertaking activities to: assess broadband penetration and access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as to engage with stakeholders and broadband service providers, issue solicitations, develop broadband partnerships, apply for federal stimulus funds, make investments, and to monitor compliance and assess the impact of MBI’s investments.

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. His telecommunications-focused law firm, Drew Clark PLLC, works with cities, rural communities and state economic development entities to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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